Three to Six Week Postpartum Support During the Sacred Window Time
Ayurveda says the first 42 days postpartum will indicate your health for the next 42 years. It's such a profound time in a women's life but often we lack the support to help us truly heal, thrive and connect deeply with our little one.
That is where a postpartum doula can help you thrive, heal and bond with your little one. Postpartum doulas are here to make your life easier and help you heal your vata dosha the first year postpartum.
Ayurveda (which literally translates to the wisdom of life) originated in India over 5000 years ago and it's ancient wisdom is still vital in today's world.
The first six weeks postpartum Ayurveda says is the sacred window to help heal your mind, body and soul. It's a time to be mindful of the vata dosha and help you nourish your tissues after giving birth.
Your little one's nervous system is heavily tied to yours especially those first six weeks postpartum. If you can feel nourished and restored baby will feel rested and supported.
Ayurvedic postpartum doulas typically work with mamas and their families those initial six-eight weeks postpartum. That will help you set up the foundation for how you want the rest of the postpartum experience to flow.
Since I'm also a personal trainer that specializes in pre/postpartum fitness I also offer a return to exercise program after those initial six to eight weeks if that is something of interest to you as well.
— Lori C.
"I feel comfortable and taken care of when Andrea gives me guidance on what Ayurvedic practices are best for me."
I come to your home for all visits. Packages include the first three or six weeks postpartum care visits.
My driving radius is within 30 miles of Saint Paul, MN.
When should you reach out about postpartum doula work?
Some mamas book their postpartum care in the first or second trimester, other mamas book at 35 weeks. Whatever works best for you. Ideally the earlier the better in case baby arrives early and we can get to know each other.
As far as my schedule I typically take 3 postpartum mamas a month.
Western Mindset on postpartum
support can help transform the postpartum experience to find true healing.
Ayurveda believes that...
the need to bounce back and get back to life as usual in those first six weeks postpartum.
It's not about...
nurturing & healing the mother so you can nurture and heal your family.
Is all about...
LEarn My Story
I specialize in hormonal & postpartum support using Ayurveda as the guide.
I host a weekly podcast, Peaceful Power Podcast and have written two cyclical living books- Divine Body Wisdom and Ayurvedic Approach to Healing Your Menstrual Cycle.
I graduated from Shakti School in 2019 as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. I'm a 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic postpartum doula graduate from Inner Sun & Moon AyurDoula Program. I've specialized in pre/postpartum fitness since 2007.
My other interests are playing tennis, watching the Hallmark Channel, and enjoying my morning cup of coffee. I also love exploring my favorite nature trail with my two sons and husband.
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You will get abhyanga practices, belly wrapping and other herbal support based on your postpartum needs.
I will come to your home to cook meals for you, prepare healthy snacks, teas, bath blends, and self-care practices recommended for the initial six weeks.
Ayurveda is all about rebuilding your agni (digestive fire) during the initial 6 weeks postpartum to reduce ama (toxins) in the body.
Learn how to implement Ayurveda in bite sized portions to help you recover postpartum.
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— Shelley B.
"I've been looking for a new way to deal with some gut health issues and practicing Ayurveda has been so helpful! Andrea's knowledge and suggestions have been both easy and hard overall and learning more about the body and how we just need to listen to what it is trying to tell us. I am working on taking better care of what foods I take in and noticing how they affect me. Andrea is a very positive voice to run my questions by and I am so grateful for her caring and calming nature. I look forward to exploring more about Ayurveda especially about the lunar phases and as a good compliment with my yoga practice."
I'll be in touch within 48 business hours. I can't wait to hear from you!